Today a group of Primary 5 and 6 pupils went to Royal High Primary to take part in the launch of this year’s Twende Pamoja project. Twende Pamoja is a group to develop links and partnership with schools in Tanzania.
St John’s was one of 11 schools represented and the children were there to discuss problems facing the environment, what we are doing in our homes and schools and what more we might do. There were two representatives from Tanzania to give their perspective. We were all a bit shocked (and impressed) to learn that Tanzania has made plastic bags illegal!
Our St John’s pupils represented us brilliantly, working with pupils from other schools, contributing ideas and speaking to the larger group.
If ever you want to be hopeful for the future ask a group of young people for their ideas to address environmental issues.